One of the 28 Filipino crewmen was killed
and another three injured
when the Liberian motor tanker Neptunia
was struck in her engine room by an Iraqi warplane
about 12 miles south of Bushire
in lat 28.45N, 50.45E at about 2.20 pm on February 14, 1985.
Loaded with 60,000 tonnes of kerosene,
the Neptunia burst into flames
and with the fire spreading to all her tanks,
she exploded and sank on February 17.